Delhi High Court Receives Plea Alleging PM Modi Violated Model Code of Conduct

Delhi High Court receives plea alleging PM Modi violated model code of conduct by seeking votes in the name of religion, seeks disqualification.

A case has been brought before the Delhi High Court alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the rules for elections. An advocate named Anand S Jondhale filed this case. He says PM Modi made speeches in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, on April 9, asking people to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by mentioning Hindu gods, Sikh gods, and their places of worship.

The case wants PM Modi to be banned from running in elections for six years. The plea claims PM Modi said he built the Ram Temple, opened the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, removed taxes from materials used in Langars in Gurudwaras, and brought copies of Guru Granth Sahib from Afghanistan.

Jondhale argues PM Modi broke the rules laid out in the Model Code of Conduct, which says political parties and candidates can't do things that worsen differences between different groups or make people dislike each other because of religion, language, or caste.

He says PM Modi not only asked for votes by talking about Hindu and Sikh gods and their places of worship but also made comments against other political parties, implying they favor Muslims.

The plea says PM Modi's words are stirring up hate based on religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste, or community. The petitioner complained to the Election Commission of India (ECI) asking them to take action against PM Modi under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for promoting enmity between groups, but the Commission did nothing.